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Opinions of Friday, 26 October 2012

Columnist: Tawiah, Francis

Why Asantehene Initiates land Document Project For Only 105 Days?

It said the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has initiated a lease documentation project in Kumasi, as part of efforts to formalize land grants in the traditional area, to ensure land tenure security.

The project also seeks to make land documentation more affordable and less cumbersome for those who have acquired lands in the traditional area and would commence on November 12, and end on February 28, 2013, at the forecourt of the Manhyia Palace from 0900 hours to 1500 hours each working day.

Why is the aristocrat and diligent King of Ashanti implementing such a brilliant project for only 105 days and not Permanently?

In the statement, Asantehene has granted a three-month moratorium to enable all interested persons, groups and institutions wanting to obtain leases on their lands to do so at a highly reduced cost.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, must consider the expediency and the convivial of his decision and make it not only for that short time but a permanent procedure for those who may not get the opportunity within his stipulated time to also get the advantage to apply for their lease document.

The statement, said those concerned should come along with allocation papers, site plan, one passport size picture, identification cards, both original and photocopy. In the absence of an allocation note, any document authenticating acquisition of land would be accepted.

FRANCIS TAWIAH (Duisburg - Germany)